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Introduction to Boating & International Crew

These modules, both theory and practical, give a basic understanding of the knowledge that is required to be an active crew member on board a yacht either power or sail.


- crew on a vessel up to a maximum length of 78 ft /24 metres;

- in coastal waters up to 20 miles offshore;

- in daylight hours and in fair conditions with moderate wind and sea conditions.

It is the level of competence that someone needs either when acting as watchkeeping crew on a yacht and as a skipper of a small yacht in protected waters where help is immediately available in calm conditions.


- nautical terminology;

- safety briefing;

- passage planning;

- rope work;

- basic rules of the road;

- introduction to weather;

- basic sail handling;

- basic handling under power;

- man overboard procedures;

- vessel equipment and instruments;

- engine checks and maintenance;

- deck seamanship;

- sailing vessels handling skills;

- sailing vessels under power;

- power vessel handling skills;

- dingy handling under power.

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